Bishop Sans - Type Specimen

Melton, Jon (2019) Bishop Sans - Type Specimen. Emfoundry, Cambridge, UK.

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Type specimens are defined as typographic design that showcases a typeface design and its use. The forms within this type specimen explore the potential for a more commercial regular weight of ETRVSCA that is justified by the proliferation of ‘Bishop Marks’ throughout the eighteenth-century. The various original examples of linear, near mono-line, as well as flared modelling of letter strokes - provide primary sources for the production of an extended font family of ETRVSCA. The Bishop Sans Specimen was presented at the TypeThursday London (Cambridge) symposium on 09 May 2019 for critique, and will be published in the book 'Ways of Seeing' by The Ruskin Press, in 2020. Research Question(s): How will engaging in practice-based research inform the development of a new primal sans typeface, leading to new insights into the context of the serif-less letterforms of the eighteenth-century?

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: This series of practice-based research Type Design Specimens have informed the production of the ETRVSCAN typeface by Jon Melton
Keywords: Type Design, Type Specimens
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2019 11:04
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2022 12:27

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